Background Briefing: Sunday, October 17, 2010

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Tom Engelhardt is a fellow of the Nation Institute, and creator of TomDispatch.com. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Editor of The American Empire Project. He is the author of The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation , and  co-author of The World According to TomDispatch: America In The New Age of Empire. His latest book is The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's, which we are offering up for $100 donation. We are offering the entire 16-book American Empire Project package for a $1000 donation. http://bit.ly/aqEX2E

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Keith Jeffery is an historian specializing in modern British, British Imperial, and Irish history. He is a Professor of British History at Queen's University, Belfast, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was the Lees Knowles Lecturer in Military Science at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Parnell Fellow in Irish Studies at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is the author of fifteen books and his most recent is MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949. Keith Jeffery lives in Northern Ireland. http://bit.ly/aqEX2E